Reacting to thoughts

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Ask yourself if your thought is:


Is this thought FACT or opinion?

  • What IS true about this situation?  What ARE the facts?


Is this thought helpful to me? 

  • What WOULD be helpful to think, right now?

  Inspiring or Important?

Does this thought inspire me,

or is it very important, right now?

  • What IS important, right now?


Do I really need to believe and act on this thought? 

Immediately?  Later?  Never?

  • What IS necessary to do, right now?


Is this thought kind to me or others? 

Is this thought kind to me?

Is it kind about others?

  • What WOULD be kind, right now?

If you answer NO to any of these THINK questions, you can safely dismiss the thought.  Then choose your new focus of attention.

 THINK !  This page as PDF

THINK - video


APPLE: A Mindful Response to Thoughts - VIDEO


ABCDE:  Responding to Thoughts

Thought Challenging

Court Case thought challenge (webpage)

Fact or Opinion

APPLE:  A mindful response to thoughts and feelings

The Helicopter View

About Automatic Thoughts

Different Perspectives

Flexible Thinking

Other thought challenge or record sheets (PDF format)

THINK !  This page as PDF

Thought Record Sheet:  6 column 

Thought Record Sheet:  7 column

Thought Record Sheet Anger

Thought Record Sheet Anorexia

Thought Record Sheet Anxiety

Thought Record Sheet Body Dysmorphia

Thought Record Sheet Critical Voice

Thought Record Sheet Depression

Thought Record Sheet Health Anxiety

Thought Record Sheet OCD

Thought Record Sheet Panic

Thought Record Sheet: Pictorial

Thought Record Sheet:  PTSD

Thought Record Sheet Self Esteem

Thought Record Sheet Self-Compassion

Thought Record Sheet:  SEPTB

Thought Record Sheet:  Social Anxiety

Thought Record Sheet:  STOPP

Thought Record Sheet:  Perfectionism

Thought Record Sheet:  Worry (GAD)

Thought Record Sheet:  Worry (GAD) 2 - Beliefs about Worry